Lyonnaise Potatoes

So rich and buttery

So rich and buttery

These potatoes are really tender and soft with a lot of flavor. Pair them with any number of roast or grilled meats. They do take a bit of time to prepare due to the caramelized onions.

Lyonnaise Potatoes

  • 2 lbs potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 large red onions halved and sliced paper thin
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • Salt/pepper

Parboil potatoes in salted water for two minutes then drain and set aside. Melt two tablespoons of butter over low heat in a 12″ oven-safe frying pan. Caramelize onions, which should take at least 20 minutes you want to get them nice and tender. Remove onions from pan and add remaining butter. Melt over medium heat and add garlic. Cook for 30 seconds then remove from heat. Layer half the potatoes in the pan then cover with onions. Layer remaining potatoes and bake at 350 degrees until tops begin to brown, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.

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15 Responses to Lyonnaise Potatoes

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Yummy potato dish. I have a stash of caramelized onions so the potatoes could go right into the preheated oven. :)

  2. sallybr says:

    A classic, Greg! A real classic!

    hope your renovation is progressing very smoothly….

  3. laurasmess says:

    Perfect potatoes… yum. Love the look of that perfectly cooked meat too, pink and delicious!

  4. drgreen1969 says:

    Reblogged this on Davids Little bit of this Little bit of that and commented:
    I have not made these since my days in Culinary school. They are very tasty and this is a good recipe so, ENJOY

  5. Cecile says:

    Excellent recipe. I’m heading out to our Pocono house this weekend. We’re going to have a ham dinner – and I’m going to make these potatoes! Yummy!

  6. Cecile says:

    Where did the name “Rufus” come from? My neighbor has a dog named Rufus!! ; o )

  7. Very good looking Lyonnaise…absolutely perfect

  8. priscilla says:

    Ahh, I love Lyonnaise potatoes. If there is any doubt as to what makes potatoes and caramelized onions a classic combination, these definitely settle it.

  9. Kristy says:

    This is one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes. Now I know the name for them too! :)

  10. Um, these potatoes look damn good.

  11. Caroline says:

    Simple and delicious! Right up my alley.

  12. Eva Taylor says:

    Delicious would be an understatement!

  13. ChgoJohn says:

    Yes, these may be a bit complicated to put together but so worth the effort. They look fantastic, Greg.

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